NATO Chicago Summit (Day One)

May 20, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

As expected, issues relating to the war in Afghanistan are front and center on the first day of the NATO Chicago Summit.

ISW in Brief: Interpol and Maliki Escalate Iraq's Political Crisis

May 15, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

At the request of the Iraqi authorities, Interpol on Tuesday issued a Red Notice for Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashemi “on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks” in Iraq.

The Dadullah Front And The Assassination of Arsala Rahmani

May 14, 2012 - Jeffrey Dressler

On Sunday, gunmen assassinated Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, a top negotiator for Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) in Kabul.

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 21

May 11, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 21 May 4, 2012-May 11, 2012

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 20

May 4, 2012 - Institute for the Study of War

Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 20 April 27, 2012-May 4, 2012

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 19

April 27, 2012 - Stephen Wicken

April 20, 2012-April 27, 2012 Maliki Visits Tehran, Preparations for National Conference Proceed Without Iraqiyya

Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 18

April 23, 2012 - Ramzy Mardini

April 14, 2012-April 20, 2012. Iraqiyya, Kurds Consider Vote to Unseat Maliki, Barzani To Istanbul, Maliki To Tehran, Parliament Extends IHEC Mandate.

Karzai Appoints Four Provincial Governors

April 23, 2012 - P S

In April 2012, Afghan President Hamid Karzai approved new governor appointments for Sar-e Pul, Logar, Uruzgan, and Farah provinces.

Iranian Efforts to Bypass Oil Sanctions

April 16, 2012 - Christopher Harmer

This backgrounder addresses some of the ways Iran is bypassing sanctions—specifically, how and to whom Iran can still sell its oil, alternative methods for processing payments for oil, and how it can transport oil to its customers.